The CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER is the most highly recognized and respected professional certification among financial service professionals. Employment of personal financial advisors is projected to grow by 32 percent from 2010-2020. CFP® certification is a great way to advance your career. The program is just six courses and takes on average 12 months to complete. Classes are taught in person, meet once per week for four hours and are 12 weeks long.
Dan Hiebert, CFP®
Dan has been an instructor with Minnesota State Mankato for more than seven years. He also teaches the CFP Review course for Keir Educational. Dan believes in active learning in the classroom, and students report a high level of engagement and success as they further their careers.
Angie Veldhuizen, CFP®, JD, MBT
Angie is a Wealth Manager at Accredited Investors Wealth Management in Edina. Angie focuses her work on tax planning including income tax, estate tax, gift tax, tax deferred and tax advantaged accounts and timing of income.
Dustin Smith CFP®, ChFC® is Vice President, Wealth Counselor at Wealth Enhancement Group, where he works with a team of specialists to create, monitor and adjust comprehensive financial plans for his clients.
John Comer, CFP® helps consumers identify, plan for and achieve their financial goals. Also, he speaks and writes to enhance the financial capabilities of consumers and the communication skills of financial professionals. Retirement Planning is a special interest for John, but he has also taught all or part of Investments, Financial Planning and Insurance, Estate Planning and the Capstone class as well.
Josh Wolberg, CFP®, RICP®, MBA
Josh Wolberg is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and member of the Financial Planning Association, and he serves clients at Channel Financial in Golden Valley, MN and the surrounding communities.
Susan T. Peterson-Lerdahl is a shareholder in the firm of Henningson & Snoxell, Ltd., located in Maple Grove, Minnesota. She is a Chair of the firm's Estate Planning Department which boasts more than 35 years of experience counseling individuals and families. Susan practices principally in the areas of estate planning, probate estate and trust administration and elder law.
Minnesota State University, Mankato offers different options for meeting the education requirement for CFP® certification. Our 6 course program meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays.